Free Panera bagel with proof of vaccination + more free food
On Independence Day, celebrate the freedom to spend your money wisely. From July 2 to 4, customers with proof of vaccination can get a free bagel each day at Panera Bread. Through July 4, Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnut: Buy any dozen and get an Original Glazed dozen for free. For online orders, use promo code BOGOFREE. At Quiznos, loyalty club members get a free sub (any size) with the purchase of the chain’s new The Big Easy Muffuletta, from July 3 to 5. Finally, Yogurtland is offering $4 off an online order of $15 or more via its site or app; use promo code JULY4. For more holiday food deals, visit milehighonthecheap.com.
Northglenn’s Summer Movie Series
Enjoy a night under the stars, while watching stars on the big screen. The city of Northglenn hosts its family-friendly Summer Movie Series every Wednesday in July. Admission is free, with seating first-come, first-served. Movies start at dusk on the east side of E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (11701 Community Center Drive) in Northglenn. Food trucks will be at the park for each show. Here’s the schedule: July 7, “Onward”; July 14, “Black Panther”; July 21, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; and July 28, “Wonder Woman.” northglennarts.org/shows-events
Movie night at Infinity Park in Glendale
For 14 years, Infinity Park (4599 E. Tennessee Ave.) in Glendale has been the site for a family-friendly summer series of free flicks. It’s back for 2021. Stake your spot on the rugby-ready lawn by bringing your own snacks, blankets and chairs. Then, relax and enjoy a film on the park’s jumbo screen. Concessions are also available. Gates open at 6 p.m. and movies start at 7:30. Here’s the schedule: July 12, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”; July 26, “Raya and the Last Dragon”; Aug. 9, “Footloose”; Aug. 30, “The Croods: A New Age”; and Sept. 13, “Soul”. If live music is more your jam, the park is also hosting three free summer concerts, July 15, Aug. 12 and Sept. 16. infinityparkatglendale.com/events
Venardos Circus in Aspen Grove and Littleton
If you’re looking for a little escape from your own “three-ring circus” at home, Venardos Circus is the perfect answer. The show features no animals, only amazing human talent, including acrobats, contortionists, comedians and more. This summer, the show is making two stops in the area: Aspen Grove in Littleton, from July 14 to 25. Then, in Longmont at Outdoor Brewing (1725 Vista View Drive), from July 28 to Aug. 8. Showtimes vary by day, with additional performances on the weekends. Ticket prices range from $15 to $45. However, families can save 20% on tickets purchased online for the first week of each run with promo code MHCHEAP. (The discount applies to shows on July 14 to 18 and July 28 to Aug. 1, respectively.)
“Coco” at Hale Park
The neighborhood group 9+CO and AMC Theatres will hold an outdoor movie night on July 17. “Coco” will play outside in the community’s Hale Park at 4128 E.10th Ave. The park opens at 6 p.m. for seating and the film plays at 8:30. Admission is free, but registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Movie-goers can make it a picnic in the park with Pizzeria Locale at 9+CO. Its movie night special is a $5 Margherita pizza. Attendees can order in the Pizzeria Locale app or online at pizzerialocale.com. 9thandcolorado.com/events
Frozen Fire Rink at the Idaho Springs Sports Complex
We were surprised to learn that Colorado has an outdoor ice rink where you can skate and ride bumper cars. The Frozen Fire Rink at the Idaho Springs Sports Complex (101 E. Idaho Springs Road) is the coolest place to play hockey, practice your skating tricks or slide and bump your way to family fun, all with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. The coolest part is that the rink is reasonably priced. A skate ticket (60-minute session with skate rental) is just $7 per person, $12 for two, and $25 for four. The Ice Bumper Car ticket (15-minute ride) is $10 per person. Plus, the attraction is hosting “Christmas in July” on July 24 with holiday activities, including snowball fights, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, live music and more. Even more jolly, skating tickets are just $5 per person that day.
Jet’s Pizza comes to Colorado
Clear the runway! Michigan-based Jet’s Pizza is landing in the Mile High City in a big way. One of the original purveyors of Detroit-style pizza since 1978, the chain just opened three new locations in Colorado: Denver (2306 S. Colorado Blvd., opening later this summer); Lakewood (98 Wadsworth Blvd.); and Littleton (7735 W. Long Drive.) To celebrate “taking off” in Denver, the pizza shop is hosting Free 4-Corner Pizza Saturday on July 24 at the new Lakewood and Littleton shops. Every customer (walk-in and carryout only) will receive a free small, four-piece Detroit-style pizza with one topping, while supplies last, no purchase necessary. Most shops are open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Plus, through July 24, both locations are offering a free four-corner Detroit-style pizza with the purchase of a large pizza, using promo code NEW6.
Distortions Unlimited Monster World
Wish every day was Halloween? Then, you’ll love Distortions Unlimited Monster World at the Denver Pavilions. The monster-filled, interactive exhibit provides lots of photo opportunities for social media posts. Visitors can get “captured” by aliens, make rabbit ears behind Big Foot, wake up a giant sleeping troll and more. It’s a unique chance to get up close and personal with infamous creatures and characters, many of which you’ll recognize from music, film and TV. Tickets are valid for one hour and cost $25 for 12 and older; $18 for ages 6 to 11; and free for children under 5. For the month of July, save 25% on tickets purchased online with promo code MILEHIGH25. Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
UnWine Wednesdays at Marjorie Park
The Museum of Outdoor Arts hosts its UnWine Wednesdays at Marjorie Park, located on the north side of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village. The event takes place on July 7 and 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The mid-week event features interactive art demonstrations, live music and, of course, wine. The first date features Flamenco Pop Guitar by Alexios and the second features Dulcette, a violin and piano duo. There is also pizza available for purchase. Cost is $20 per ticket and includes two free drink tickets. Children (12 and under) are admitted for free with adult ticket purchase. Parking is free.
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